The Gandhi Media Centre, the publication wing of the Indian Council of Gandhian Studies (New Delhi) and the G. Ramachandran Institute of Nonviolence, launched this Indian edition at Thiruvananthapuram and Delhi simultaneously in February 2002 on Sarvodaya Day. At Delhi, Dr. Y.P. Anand, then Director of the National Gandhi Museum, chaired the function while the distinguished Gandhi biographer Prof. B.R. Nanda received the first copy.
Reluctance of leading Anglo-American academic and commercial presses to publish the book favored global diffusion and translation of its nonkilling thesis. By Xlibris author ownership additional English editions and translations could be published without costly press contracts requiring fees and royalties. By 2007 four English editions had been published (Xlibris, India, Philippines, and Nigeria). Translations were being made in over 20 languages (35 in 2009).
A Nigerian economical English edition of Nonkilling Global Political Science was arranged, with an introduction written by Fidelis Allen, and printed in Nigeria in 2006. A preface was written by Chief (Dr.) Addison Wokocha, a Professor of Education at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology and Provost of the Rivers State College of Education, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt. The book was then launched at the cinema hall of the Obi Wali Cultural Centre in the city of Port Harcourt on the 14th of October, 2006.